Occipital neuralgia is a condition that can cause a scalding or burning sensation that is concentrated at the back of the head. The occipital nerve, which is responsible for giving feeling to the back of the head, can be impacted by inflammation, degeneration, or any other kind of injury, which can result in the following symptoms:
Occipital neuralgia can result in severe pain that is described as feeling like an electric shock that is delivered repeatedly to the back of the head and the neck. Aching, burning, and throbbing pain that often begins at the base of the head and works its way up to the scalp are some of the other symptoms of a migraine. Headaches that can occur on either or both sides of the head.
What kind of injury causes a burning sensation in the head?
Burning pain is one of the first signs of frostbite, which is followed by numbness. Burning pain can be felt at the site of an injury caused by the sting or bite of a poisonous insect or animal, such as a snake. Whiplash is a type of neck injury that can develop when someone’s head is jolted back and forth violently and abruptly with a lot of power.
What does it feel like to have a burning sensation?
It can feel like your head is on fire, or that you have pins and needles in your foot as it’s falling asleep, or you might feel numb in your head or scalp. It could also feel like a combination of all three things. The feeling may come and go on an infrequent basis, or it may be something that persists on a more consistent basis. The feeling never completely disappears for some individuals.